trick movement

trick movement

Hand surgery A movement that an active and highly-motivated person performs to circumvent limitations of musculoskeletal paralysis; TMs are never normal and often bizarre and uncoordinated Cons Prolonged 'trick'-type compensation may stretch various hand structures and may persist as a habit after tendons have been surgically rerouted
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